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EXCLUSIVE: Horsemen may hit snag in City Hall getting taxi licenses once carriage ban goes into effect

He never made good on his promise to ban horse drawn carriages on “day one” at City Hall, and now Mayor de Blasio might be blowing a chance to help the beleaguered drivers. A City Council bill that was written and …

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The Supreme Court Could Transfer A Lot Of Political Power Away From Cities

This week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit filed by conservative activists in Texas that could redefine the principle of “one person, one vote” as we know it. And if the Court sides with the plaintiffs, …

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Chinese Security Laws Elevate the Party and Stifle Dissent. Mao Would Approve.

BEIJING — China’s new national security law, released in draft form this month, has little to say about such traditional security matters as military power, counterespionage or defending the nation’s borders. …

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Prosecutor: Court Must Correct Judge’s Errors In Brelo Acquittal

CLEVELAND (AP) — While acknowledging he can’t appeal an acquittal, an Ohio prosecutor says a judge made serious errors before finding a Cleveland police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed suspects, …

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Francis Pusok, Horseback Chase Suspect, Charged After Police Beating Leads To Settlement

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man chased by sheriff’s deputies while riding a horse and whose subsequent beating by them resulted in a $650,000 settlement was charged Thursday with …

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Idaho Can’t Ban Abortions At 20 Weeks, Federal Court Rules

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Idaho’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is “unconstitutional because it categorically bans some abortions before viability.” The panel of …

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VIRTUALLY EVERY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP NOW SUPPORTS GAY MARRIAGE

With the Supreme Court nearing its historic ruling on same-sex marriage, recent Gallup polling shows a remarkably broad-based public shift toward support of such unions. Earlier this month, Gallup reported that 60 …

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Paul LePage Vows To Veto Every Democratic Bill Until Party Helps Kill Maine’s Income Tax

WASHINGTON — Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) pledged on Friday to veto every single bill sponsored by Democratic state lawmakers until they allow his constitutional amendment banning the income tax to pass through the …

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Texas Handgun Open Carry Bill Clears Legislature

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation’s second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately …

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Diplomtat’s Teen Son Seeks Bail For Alleged Murder During Drug Deal

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, May 27 (Reuters) – The 15-year-old son of the Canadian consul general in Miami who faces murder charges from a botched drug deal appeared in state court on Wednesday seeking to be …

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